Its name comes from the comical ballet that launched at the Paris Opera in 1870 and tells the story of Coppélia, a mechanical doll whose extraordinary beauty draws admirers desperate to win her affections.
Since medieval times chandeliers have also drawn us into their beauty like moths to the flame. First made for the nobility as a symbol of status and luxury, chandeliers gained popularity and by the 18th century were embraced by Venetian glass makers whose ability to facet crystal transformed light with magical effect, their spectacular creations soon gracing theatres and palaces across Europe.
With a nod to the rich history of chandeliers and the designers who produced them, Coppélia is one of the newest chandeliers in Moooi's popular lighting collection. Coppélia has 54 LED lights connected to a delicate frame of interconnecting fine wire, creating both its structure and its shape. Arihiro's ability to hone back to the simplest of forms gives the piece a lightness, it feels finessed, like a beautiful piece of jewellery, with tapering lights reminiscent of candles used in the earliest chandeliers.
Edra's Boa sofa may have found a new home in the Hollywood Hills with Kendall Jenner, but its roots are grounded in the cultural history of Brazil and the traditions of craftsmanship reinterpreted by the Sao Paulo-based and internationally renowned, Estudio Campana.
Denfair in Melbourne is the new kid on the design block and has quickly established itself as the go-to place for emerging and established furniture design brands, textiles and art, as well as object design that was focused this year on the blossoming collaborations between culinary creatives and their design counterparts.
Space Asia celebrates 10 years in Kuala Lumpur at a time when the city is embracing a fresh take on regional architecture, with local and international architects leading the way on new thinking across city-making and residential interiors.
Euroluce is the barometer for light innovation. This year the festival lit a path across Milan, from the Brera district to the famous Spazio Krizia, unveiling artful installations and new works by Studio Formafantasma, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, Edward van Vliet, and more...
For me, making a magical house is a bit like cooking. It is never just one ingredient that makes it great, and a lot of it has to do with the love, with the care, attention and time - you just can’t do it fast, it’s part of an ongoing story that is largely autobiographical.
Designer Francesco Beinfaré may be in his late-70s but his radical thinking and artistic approach is more relevant that ever, with his new sofa Pack and Chiara demanding attention for both its design and its commentary on the world around us.
Part showroom, part concept shop, Over/Under is a new installation for SP01 in Soho, New York City, designed with the Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio to mark the US launch for the Australian brand.
One of the first women to graduate in architecture from the prestigious Milan Polytechnic in the 1940s, Anna Castelli Ferrieri was a design maverick who co-founded the Kartell company with her husband Guilio Castelli in 1949 and as its art director changed the international landscape of design.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's first collection for Cassina includes the Cotone armchair and the Baleno shelving system that express the Bouroullec's interest in process and making, perfectly balanced by Cassina's artisanal and industrial skills.
See inside the home of surgeon Terry Wu which features in the ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture – "I feel a deep responsibility to nurture and support cultural endeavours", Wu explains, "both for the community and for our children’s future."